Maltese Cross - Lychnis chalcedonica
Very popular in cottage gardens, this rugged and easy perennial is perfect for any sunny border. They form upright clumps of bright green leaves, with taller stems in summer that bear large clusters of scarlet-orange flowers. These flowers are excellent for cutting. Reliable and long lived. Flowers are attractive to butterflies, and possibly even hummingbirds.
Zones: 3 through 10
Height: Up to 3 ft.
Flower Color: Bright red/orange
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Requirement: Sun - Partial
Bloom Time: Early - Late Season
Seeds per Packet: 200+
Seeds per Pound: 1,112,000
Is this wildflower invasive: No
Is this wildflower endangered: No
Is this wildflower edible: No
Is this wildflower medicinal: No